Monday, March 3, 2014

Pineapple Rasam

Today I'm bringing my comfort food again.Yes, its rasam again but this time its Pineapple rasam.You can make this interesting rasam quickly and in few minutes your kitchen will be filled with wonderful aroma.

First taste of this rasam happened to me in a wedding but I couldn't get the recipe.But my hunt for the recipe continued for next 3 years until I got the perfect one.The sourness from tamarind and sweetness from pineapple and the spices from rasam powder will blend in such a way that you will fall in love with that.(Thats what happened to me :))

Since this recipe doesn't require any dhal ,makes  it simple and quick.With few leftover pieces you can make this rasam.What else you can demand from such an interesting recipe? Just go for it!!!!!!!


Tamarind                            1 tbsp(tightly packed)
Pineapple                            1/4 cup (chopped)
Rasam Powder                    1 tsp
Pepper                                1/2 tsp (freshly fround)
Turmeric powder                 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida                           1/4 tsp
Curry leaves                         1 sprig
Coriander leaves                  few
Salt                                      to taste


Ghee                                   1 tsp
Mustard                              1/2 tsp
Cumin                                 1/2 tsp


  1. Soak tamarind in warm water for 15 minutes.
  2. Divide 1/4 cup  pinapple into 2 parts.
  3. Puree 1 part of the pinapple.
  4. Heat a pan with ghee.
  5. Add the tempering ingredients.
  6. After mustard crackles , add the tamarind extract.
  7. Keep the heat in medium.
  8. Add rasam powder , turmeric,salt and asafoetida and a cup of water.
  9. Add the reserved part of pineapple chopped.
  10. Let it boil for 10 minutes.
  11. Add the pureed pineapple to it along with curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  12. Let it boil for for another 5 minutes.
  13. Now you will see some foam forming on the top.
  14. Turn off the heat.
Serve it with steaming rice along with some ghee and a vegetable of your choice.


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